The Zika Virus has been steadily increasing as a topic in the news this year. When concerned about public health issues, it helps to be informed through reliable information sources. Below are some links to a variety of web sites from agencies and organizations at state, national and international levels.
- CDC - Zika information - The CDC's web page includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), information about symptoms & treatment, and information on areas with active mosquito-borne transmission of the virus
- CDC also provides a variety of fact sheets and posters related to Zika, including:
- Maryland Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene's Zika Virus Information page - provides information on the virus as well as current statistics for the State of Maryland. (As of May 25, 2016, there were 17 travel-associated cases, but no locally acquired cases.)
- Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization's Zika Virus Infection page - includes news items for the general public and updates for health professionals.
- Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRP) Zika page - University of Minnesota's CIDRP provides news and information resources related to the Zika virus.
- Zika resources from the Public Library of Science (PLoS)